|Method||Mezzotint and etching|
|Artist||James G. S. Lucas|
|Published||[London, Published by J. Mc.Cormick, 62, Gracechurch Street. London. c. 1830]|
|Dimensions||Image 204 x 284 mm, Sheet 220 x 292 mm|
James G. S. Lucas' depiction of Samson bearing the gates of Gaza on the hill. Samson's enemies wait at the gates of the city to ambush him but Samson tears the gates from their hinges and frame and carries them to the hill in front of Hebron.
James G. S. Lucas (1831-1834; fl.) was a British printmaker who specialised in the mixed method manner of mezzotinting. Lucas issued a series of mezzotint copies of Martin's Illustrations of the Bible through Rittner and Goupil in Paris, as well as a similar series based on Martin's plates for the French periodical L'Artiste.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark, with loss of title and publication line. Repaired tear to left margin, crease to top right corner, foxing to sheet, filled wormhole to horizon area of image.